Posted by Marianna Zeidler on May 12, 2021
Rotary International President Elect Shekhar Mehta provided an update on the current Covid crisis in India, and encouraged us to continue to serve under the programs supported by The Rotary Foundation.   [Click here to Watch Video]
Our club is currently involved in a Global Matching Grant project for the treatment of hemophilia in India which India is estimated to have the second highest number of patients with hemophilia, a lifelong bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting. 
In addition to our local distinguished guests, current District Governor Lyle Staab, and Rotary International Director-Elect Pat Merriweather-Arges, today's morning meeting was attended by our club's international project partners in India, Davangere Rotarian Vishwazith Jadhav, and Past Rotary District 3160 Governor K. Madhu Prasad.  This Hemophilia Project is led by club members Happie Datt and Raman Grover.
At closing of the meeting, PDG Madhu expressed the urgent need for Oxygen Concentrators that those affected by Covid could use at home.  Hospitals in India are already overcrowded, understaffed and their equipment can hardly meet the demand of the number of needy patients.  The availability of home units could ease the burden of the healthcare system while patients could be cared for in a familiar environment.